Archive for Confusion

Ontario court throws out law barring self-induced intoxication as defence for sexual assault — (The National Post)
SSRI Ed note: Man overdoses on Wellbutrin, decides his elderly mother is an alien, stabs and almost kills her.
Bond set at $1 million for Decatur woman charged in husband’s shooting death — (Huntsville Real-Time News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman, no record,speeds away from Deputy, taken to psych hospital, starts acting "weird". Weeks later shoots, kills husband she "loves with all her heart".
Medical Student Stabbed to Death in Library Was ‘The Little Engine That Could,’ Mom Says — (Yahoo)
SSRI Ed note: Man, diagnosed/drugged as teen breaks into neighbours' house, court forces meds on him, he stabs random med student in library, killing her. Disoriented.
Christopher Garnier tells murder trial Catherine Campbell asked him to choke her — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressant sees violent images, father on same med has nightmares, murders a woman during sex, cannot remember. He suspects drug, noone believes.
Frank Sinatra’s manager: Meds to blame for failing health — (Fox News)
SSRI Ed note: Singer taking Elavil [amitriptyline] is paranoid, unhappy, anxious, loses memory and coordination. No apparent positive effects.
Stabbing suspect’s sister: Mental illness behind attack — (Burlington Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Troubled homeless man subjected to periodic forced drugging, many assault convictions, finally kills someone. Mental illness blamed.
Mum-of-seven hanged herself just weeks after discovering she was pregnant again — (The Mirror)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking fluoxetine cannot decide whether or not to terminate her 8th pregnancy, in the end she hangs herself.
Former IU student charged in attack on Muslim woman gets 1 year on probation, Investigation determines attack not a hate crime — (The Herald Times)
SSRI Ed note: Teen taking stimulant + antidepressant drinks, violently attacks woman, is charged, has to leave university. Totally out of character.
Maidstone woman Sandra Young had taken lethal levels of fluoxetine before she collapsed at Iceland, inquest hears — (Kentonline)
SSRI Ed note: Woman takes Prozac overdose, goes shopping, collapses and dies from drug toxicity.
The Concussion Diaries: One High School Football Player’s Secret Struggle with CTE — (GQ)
SSRI Ed note: Young football player given Zoloft, Adderall, possible CTE, unsurprisingly feels very "messed up", suicidal, dies by suicide. Meds not suspected.
With An Ex Behind Bars, A White Knight Learns He Can’t Save Everyone — (KNKX)
SSRI Ed note: Woman with troubled past taking Paxil murders a man, gets 30 years.
Pianist’s wife accused of killing daughters struggled with mental illness — (stuff.co.nz)
SSRI Ed note: Mom given Zoloft, anti-anxiety drugs for sleep trouble kills her children, tries to stab herself to death, doesn't remember. Mental illness blamed.
Court rejects Brandon Daniel appeal in killing of police officer — (The Austin American-Statesman)
SSRI Ed note: Judge decides Xanax did not cause man to think, act totally out of character for several weeks. The law does not allow for long-term intoxication. So he'll die.
Mother seeks answers in daughter’s mysterious death — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Young woman with several drugs in her system, including antidepressants, dies mysteriously in forest.
Testimony focuses on drug use in Buendia attempted murder trial — (Bay News 9)
SSRI Ed note: Man on 13 drugs charged with attempted murder
Wife: Man who killed deputy made threats 2 days earlier — (Associated Press)
SSRI Ed note: Young father, normally a kind and responsible man, takes Paxil, is abusive and threatening to wife, gets killed in shootout with police.
How depression pills turned me into a zombie: This high-flying film-maker ended up needing 24-hour care after being prescribed medication she didn’t need — (The Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Film-maker given Lexapro suffers akathisia. This is treated with Zoloft, Prozac and risperidone, she becomes a zombie until she quits the drugs.
Oklahoma labor commissioner stabbed to death in OKC— (News OK)
Covington Lawyers Kill on Cross-Exams in Cymbalta Case — (American Lawyer)
SSRI Ed note: Lawyers triumph defending corrupt drug safety system
Allegedly mentally ill man says he’s ‘proud’ to be cop killer — (Chicago Sun-Times)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants, arrested for illegal drugs, goes "off script" at trial, behaves bizarrely, justifies shooting policewoman, killing another cop.
No charges in Auckland stabbing death — (Stuff.co.nz)
Woman died from an accidental overdose— (Lytham St. Annes Express)
SSRI Ed note: "Struggling" former nurse on fluoxetine, zopiclone, addicted to painkillers, overdoses on 4x dose morphine. Coroner assumes death accidental.
Kayelyn Louder autopsy inconclusive but family insists death ‘was not an accident’ — (Deseret News)
SSRI Ed note: Mystery substance: Woman who took nothing "fatal or illegal" makes 3 bizarre phone calls, is clearly confused and delusional, disappears, is later found dead.
16-year-old missing after leaving group home, mother says — (WNCN)
SSRI Ed note: Teen on antidepressant leaves group home and walks into a wooded area. Found safe.
An 11-year-old reported being raped twice, wound up with a conviction — (The Washington Post)
SSRI Ed note: An extreme example of prescribing antidepressants instead of dealing with real problem- no investigation despite evidence of rape of 11-yr-old.
Aurora mother tried to fix her ‘broken boy’ — (Aurora Banner)
SSRI Ed note: Socially awkward boy, 14, going through difficult phase given Prozac, self-harms, is socially withdrawn, finally commits suicide.
Cleveland woman with mental illness died after police used takedown move, brother says — (Cleveland.com)
SSRI Ed note: Medical examiner does not know what killed a woman taking citalopram, quetiapine, Risperdal and Benadryl and held down on pavement by police.
Don’t be quick to judge mental illness, says Nicholas Layman’s family — (CBC News)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 19, diagnosed with depression does not take his medication "properly", has psychotic episode, stabs 11-yr old. Mental illness is blamed.
NY woman accused of killing autistic son with lethal cocktail of drugs stands Trial — (CNN/fox13now.com)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Xanax, Prozac, Ambien, Celebrex, Trexone, hydrocodone kills son in a very cruel way - forcing him to ingest drug mixture, he dies slowly, painfully.
Schoolgirl, 15, accidentally killed herself after taking anti-depressants and painkillers for ‘fun’ at a bus stop with a friend after skipping lessons — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Teenage girls, 15, skip classes, take antidepressants and painkillers for fun, one dies of overdose.
Witnesses detail Aquelin Talamantes’ mental health diagnoses leading up to drowning of daughter — (The Sacramento Bee)
SSRI Ed note: Mom gets prescriptions including Prozac, becomes delirious, drowns daughter
Watford woman died after taking painkillers and antidepressants in ‘tragic accident’ — (Watford Observer)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on painkillers, amitriptyline and citalopram dies of drug overdose.
"I refused to give up on my daughter" — (Sherman Silverstein)
Missouri Court of Appeals Decision re: Troy Marlin — (Missouri Court of Appeals Western District)
Delana v. Odessa Gun & Pawn — (CIRCUIT COURT OF LAFAYETTE, MISSOURI)
Ian Thorpe ‘admitted to rehab’ after incident with police — (Courier Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Swimming champion taking pain medication and antidepressants found disoriented.
Office worker who killed herself after battle with depression ‘had been anxious about her hair colour’ — (Daily Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Woman probably in withdrawal from antidepressants - she was refusing to take them - unhappy with hair dye job hangs herself.
THE MICHAEL ELIGON INQUEST: 6 unanswered questions — (NOW Magazine)
SSRI Ed note: Police shoot man behaving oddly. Many questions remain unanswered.
Missing elderly man recently taken off antidepressant — (WZZM)
Psychosis and the Elderly Person — (Mental Health Forum)
The silence of Abdelhakim Dekhar, unstable personality and mythomaniac — (Le Monde)
SSRI Ed note: Paranoid man on anti-anxiety meds has grandiose ideas about being persecuted, shoots and kills 5, shoots at photographer, kidnaps motorist.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES v. Heidi S. — (COURT OF APPEAL OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Seroquel for postpartum depression takes baby to park, drinks, becomes severely intoxicated, loses custody of son.
Compulsive behaviors as a side effect of antitremor drug — (The Seattle Times)
Judge orders release of El Monte officers’ personnel records in Khoa Le suit — (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Police officers kill man on Zoloft who had argued with his father.
Man pleads guilty in crash that killed DOT worker — (Lexington WIStv)
Man may have taken more than 300 tablets, Carlisle inquest told — (News and Star)
STATE of New Jersey v. Baum — (Leagle)
Vallejo woman sentenced to life without parole for killing son’s father in Pittsburg — (The East Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed Prozac becomes suicidal, makes several attempts, on and off med, behaves erraticly, finally shoots and kills ex who is supporting their son.
Sharon woman charged with motor vehicle homicide under the influence of alcohol after pregnant mom killed in pedestrian accident — (The Enterprise)
Pasadena man pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges — (Maryland Gazette)